Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Detecto92, Mar 21, 2012.
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Is this a rare one - possibly 1992 TRF medal incorrectly attributed as silver?
David E. Schenkman from TAMS Journal, Vol.36 No.2, April 1996:
In 1990 Ron Landis and his partner, machinist Joe Rust, designed and built the " Royal Mint" at the Texas Renaissance Festival, near Houston. During the fall of 1991 and 1992 they gave demonstrations of engraving, hammered coining, and sixteenth century style milled coining - from raw material to the final product - at this water wheel powered "mint." Featured in the exhibit was a forty ton drop hammer press which was operated by the public as a hands-on demonstration. Another demonstration was of roller-milled coinage..."
I also have an example ot two of the correct silver medal also edge marked.
Well I like merchants with odd, funny names. I'm pretty sure a Lumber mill named Pansy fits that. In actuality the die cutter may have screwed up. I couldn't find Pansy Alabama on the interwebbie. But there is a Pansey Alabama. Also could not find a Pansy or Pansey Lumber Co. so maybe it's all just some kind of fantasy or satire piece?
I'm hoping the nice conditions are because they were typos for Pansey and the mill refused them.
So do I, Z, but when you're trying to collect a set and can't get one piece it's very frustrating. Fun though.
Here is a series I think I have complete.
From what I've been able to determine, these are strawberry pickin' chits that were given out to field workers circa 1950's. They were redeemable / depositable at the Duenweg State Bank in Duenweg, MO for the day's wage. These were handed out by the field master as workers turned in one, six, or twenty four quarts of picked strawberries.
Six quarts equaled one tray. Four trays equaled on crate.
@lordmarcovan, and a Stephansgroschen minted to help fund the restoration of St. Stephen's cathedral in Vienna.
Created by famed numismatist Thomas L. Elder, this satirical token lampooning an infamous numismatist Farran Zerbe, during the 1909 ANA elections is quite fetching. Cataloged as DeLorey-71, only 200 were minted in aluminum.
Some of those old time dealers could get pretty combative. I bought an article once from the ANA called Strawberry Leaves and Shiners. It detailed an actual wrestling match between Ed Frossard and Lyman Low over an auction lot.
And a image of the engine that I took a few years ago.
Very nice Monitor, Paddy. I've had quite CWTs in the past but never one of these.
This arrived today, now nice and snug in it's own slab.
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